Look Out Austin: TripIt Is Headed to SXSW!

We couldn’t be more excited to participate in SXSW, the annual film, interactive, and music festival in Austin, also known by the moniker “Spring Break for Nerds.” Barbecue will be eaten, sessions will be attended, and chaos will certainly ensue … but that’s part of the SXSW fun.


In addition to rubbing elbows with some of the most talented and creative people of the tech, film, and music industries, we’ll also be hosting a travel meet up and leading a Core Conversation, so if you’ll be attending SXSW, add them to your calendars (or better yet, TripIt itineraries). If you won’t be able to make it this year, follow along with us on Facebook and Twitter, and remember to check out the various hashtags for a real-time look into these fun events.


1. SXSW Travel Meet Up with Lee Abbamonte 
Date: Sunday, March 9
Time: 12:30 to 1:30 pm
Location: Meet Up Tent E 6th St. & Neches St.
Access Credentials: Interactive Badge, Gold Badge, Platinum Badge
Hashtag: #SXSWtravel

Description: We’ll be talking all things travel with Lee Abbamonte – former investment banker, now self-made travel personality and the youngest American to visit every country in the world – along with members of our TripIt team. Come exchange tips on the best global destinations, experiential activities, insider/local tips, and *of course* apps and tech gear to take your travels to the next, super-savvy level.



(Photo By stevecadman / CC BY)


2. #FreeMyPoints: The Right to Share Your Data

Date: Tuesday, March 11
Time: 3:30 to 4:30 pm
Location: Sheraton Austin, 701 E 11th St.
Meeting Room: Capitol View South
Access Credentials: Interactive Badge, Gold Badge, Platinum Badge
Hashtag: #FreeMyPts


Description: TripIt’s VP of R&D, Darren Bauer Kahan, will lead this Core Conversation centered on the theme of openness, and will discuss the yearlong process undertaken by TripIt to champion the free flow of data. Learn how you can be prepared to battle for your users and their data, and see how TripIt is working to overcome these limitations in the travel industry.




We look forward to seeing you at these events in you’ll be attending SXSW, and if not, we hope you follow along with us on our Austin journey.